- Number of technology-assisted courses: not separately reported;
- Number of online courses: 168 (distance learning) courses; 4 bachelor degree programs;
- Platform: Desire2Learn;
- Multimedia rooms: Included in the campus modernization plan (2017);
- Estimated investment: $92,000 (development of distance training courses); $1,500,000 for delivery;
- Human resources: Centre of excellence in teaching recently created; educational designer, online course technician (15 hrs./week), part-time D2L technician; librarian – online resources;
- Areas of common interest: Adoption of technologies and techno-educational support; perceptions that online services are of lower quality than traditional courses; online training seen as a complementary service by students;
- Initiatives: Delocalized hybrid program (Hearst, Sainte-Anne) in social work;
- Convergences: Inventory list of online courses as complementary services; technology adoption strategies; designing new “delocalized” hybrid programs.
Laurentian University sees the convergence of its interests with those of the other Aménagement Linguistique Policy (PAL) partners in the following areas:
- The creation of an inventory of asynchronous courses that are available in French, to fill specific student needs (from the point of view of customer service rather than the maximization of revenue to the institution where a student is anchored);
- Technology adoption strategies by faculty, including the challenges of collegial management;
- Support for the development of joint “delocalized” hybrid programs, such as the social work program.
The detailed fact sheet can be found in Appendix 11 of the accompanying document. This fact sheet is available in French only.
NOTE: The list of current course offerings supported by technology and online course is available in Annex only.